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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643662/evaluation-of-a-new-technique-of-prophylactic-cervical-cerclage-simplified-from-the-shirodkar-cerclage-a-pilot-study
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S Bartolo, C Garabedian, P Deruelle, V Debarge, A-S Ducloy-Bouthors, D Subtil
INTRODUCTION: In terms of prophylactic cerclage, the simplest and most commonly used technique is the McDonald cervical cerclage. Cervico-isthmic cerclage techniques may have better results, but are more difficult to achieve. A simplified Shirodkar technique would have the advantage of being "cervical high" while remaining easy to achieve. OBJECTIVE: To compare the results of high cervical cerclage, according to a simplified Shirodkar technique, with those of a classic McDonald cerclage, in the case of women at high risk of prematurity in an exploratory study...
April 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633672/influence-of-the-number-and-timing-of-malaria-episodes-during-pregnancy-on-prematurity-and-small-for-gestational-age-in-an-area-of-low-transmission
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Kerryn A Moore, Julie A Simpson, Jacher Wiladphaingern, Aung Myat Min, Mupawjay Pimanpanarak, Moo Kho Paw, Jathee Raksuansak, Sasithon Pukrittayakamee, Freya J I Fowkes, Nicholas J White, François Nosten, Rose McGready
BACKGROUND: Most evidence on the association between malaria in pregnancy and adverse pregnancy outcomes focuses on falciparum malaria detected at birth. We assessed the association between the number and timing of falciparum and vivax malaria episodes during pregnancy on small-for-gestational-age (SGA) and preterm birth. METHODS: We analysed observational data collected from antenatal clinics on the Thailand-Myanmar border (1986-2015). We assessed the effects of the total number of malaria episodes in pregnancy on SGA and the effects of malaria in pregnancy on SGA, very preterm birth, and late preterm birth, by the gestational age at malaria detection and treatment using logistic regression models with time-dependent malaria variables (monthly intervals)...
June 21, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629239/cortisol-precursors-in-neonates-with-vasopressor-resistant-hypotension-in-relationship-to-demographic-characteristics
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Abdelmoneim Khashana, Hoda Ahmed, Amal Ahmed, Amina Abdelwahab, Timo Saarela, Mika Rämet, Mikko Hallman
OBJECTIVE: To correlate between cortisol precursors in neonates with vasopressor resistant hypotension and demographic characteristics. METHODS: We investigated 48 neonates with vasopressor-resistant hypotension. Gestation at birth ranged from 34 to 42 weeks and postnatal age from 4 to 14 days. Cortisol and precursor steroids were measured soon after the onset of volume expansion and inotropes for treatment of shock. Their concentrations were determined using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616416/iranian-parent-staff-communication-and-parental-stress-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Marzieh Hasanpour, Mousa Alavi, Fatemeh Azizi, Heidelise Als, Amir Mohmmad Armanian
INTRODUCTION: The birth of an infant requiring hospitalization in the neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) uniformly is reported to be stressful for parents and family members. This study aimed to determine parent-staff communication in the NICU and its relationship to parent stress. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred and three Iranian parents with preterm infants hospitalized in the NICU participated in this descriptive-correlational study. The participants were selected by the quota sampling method...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612671/racial-ethnic-disparities-in-magnesium-sulphate-neuroprotection-a-subgroup-analysis-of-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
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Gustavo Vilchez, Jing Dai, Komal Kumar, David Mundy, Eftichia Kontopoulos, Robert J Sokol
OBJECTIVE: Despite known racial disparities in obstetrics, as well as differences in magnesium pharmacodynamics according to race, the effect of race/ethnicity in magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) use during pregnancy has not been studied. Whether some mothers are at increased risk of side effects, or infants at decreased neuroprotective effects is unknown. We analyze the effect of race/ethnicity in maternal/infant outcomes after MgSO4 neuroprotection. STUDY DESIGN: Subgroup analysis of a multicenter clinical trial (BEAM trial) where pregnant women at risk of preterm birth were randomized to either MgSO4 or placebo...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610460/vitamin-d-levels-in-newborns-and-association-with-neonatal-hypocalcemia
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Büşra Yılmaz, Canan Aygün, Erhan Çetinoğlu
OBJECTIVE: Vitamin D has many important functions in our body. Especially in intrauterine and early infancy periods, Vitamin D plays a major role in bone development, growth, and the maturation of tissues such as lung and brain. Fetus is dependent on the mother in terms of Vitamin D and maternal Vitamin D deficiency results in a Vitamin D deficient newborn. The purpose of this study was to determine the levels of Vitamin D in newborns and to investigate the association between Vitamin D status of the baby and neonatal hypocalcemia...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599577/a-retrospective-comparison-of-pregnancy-outcomes-between-women-with-alpha-thalassaemia-1-trait-and-normal-controls
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Kuntharee Traisrisilp, Phudit Jatavan, Theera Tongsong
The objective of this retrospective cohort study was to compare pregnancy outcomes between low-risk pregnant women with alpha-thalassaemia-1 trait and normal controls. The database of the Maternal-Foetal Medicine unit was used to identify low-risk singleton pregnant women complicated by alpha-thalassaemia-1 trait who gave birth between January 2002 and October 2014. The low-risk pregnancies with non-carrier status for thalassaemia were assigned into the control group, with a control-to-case ratio of 10:1. During the study period, 595 women with alpha-thalassaemia-1 trait and 5950 normal controls were identified...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596379/using-exhaled-co2-to-guide-initial-respiratory-support-at-birth-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ashley Y Ngan, Po-Yin Cheung, Ann Hudson-Mason, Megan O'Reilly, Sylvia van Os, Manoj Kumar, Khalid Aziz, Georg M Schmölzer
IMPORTANCE: A sustained inflation (SI) provided at birth might reduce bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). OBJECTIVE: This study aims to examine whether an SI-guided exhaled carbon dioxide (ECO2) compared with positive pressure ventilation (PPV) alone at birth decreases BPD. DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial. Infants were randomly allocated to either SI (SI group) or PPV (PPV group). PARTICIPANTS: Participants of this study include infants between 23(+0) and 32(+6) weeks gestation with a need for PPV at birth...
June 8, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590142/intra-amniotic-soluble-endoglin-impairs-lung-development-in-neonatal-rats
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Santhosh T Somashekar, Ibrahim Sammour, Jian Huang, Juan Dominguez-Bendala, Ricardo Pastori, Silvia Alvarez-Cubela, Eneida Torres, Shu Wu, Karen C Young
Soluble endoglin (sENG) is increased in the amniotic fluid of mothers with pre-eclampsia and chorioamnionitis. Preterm infants born to mothers with these disorders have an increased risk of aberrant lung development. Whether this increased risk is secondary to elevated sENG levels is unclear. The objective of this study was to determine whether intrauterine exposure to an adenovirus over-expressing sENG impairs neonatal lung angiogenesis by modulating lung eNOS signaling. Pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to receive ultrasound guided intra-amniotic injections of adenovirus over-expressing sENG (Ad-sENG) or control adenovirus (Ad-control) on embryonic day 17 (E17)...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589019/provider-initiated-delivery-late-preterm-birth-and-perinatal-mortality-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-who-multicountry-survey-on-maternal-and-newborn-health
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Naho Morisaki, Xun Zhang, Togoobaatar Ganchimeg, Joshua P Vogel, Joo Paulo Dias Souza, Jose G Cecatti, Maria Regina Torloni, Erika Ota, Rintaro Mori, Suneeta Mittal, Suzanne Tough, Siobhan Dolan, Michael S Kramer
INTRODUCTION: In high-income countries, a reduced clinical threshold for obstetric interventions such as labour induction (LI) and prelabour caesarean delivery (PLCD) has played a substantial role in increasing rates of late preterm births. However, the association between provider-initiated delivery and perinatal outcomes have not been studied in a multicountry setting including low-income and middle-income countries. METHODS: 286 hospitals in 29 countries participated in the WHO Multi-Country Survey on Maternal and Newborn Health and yielded 2 52 198 singleton births of at least 34 weeks in 2010-2011...
March 2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578513/the-role-of-fv-1691g-a-fii-20210g-a-mutations-and-mthfr-677c-t-1298a-c-and-103g-t-fxiii-gene-polymorphisms-in-pathogenesis-of-intraventricular-hemorrhage-in-infants-born-before-32-weeks-of-gestation
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Dawid Szpecht, Janusz Gadzinowski, Agnieszka Seremak-Mrozikiewicz, Grażyna Kurzawińska, Krzysztof Drews, Marta Szymankiewicz
BACKGROUND: Congenital thrombophilia is associated with an increased intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) risk among newborns, but it may also play a protective role. The role of genetic polymorphisms involved in the coagulation pathway of IVH pathogenesis is probably a consequence of an increased risk of thrombosis in the fine blood vessels in the germinal matrix region. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible relationship between Factor V (FV) 1691G>A, Factor II (FII) 20210G>A mutations and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) 677C>T; 1298A>C and Factor XIII (FXIII) 103G>T gene polymorphisms and the occurrence of IVH in 100 infants born from 24 + 0 to 32 + 0 weeks of gestation, born from singleton pregnancy, before 32 + 0 weeks of gestation, exposed to antenatal steroid therapy, and without congenital abnormalities...
June 3, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578174/maternal-marijuana-use-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-and-neonatal-morbidity
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Torri D Metz, Amanda A Allshouse, Carol J Rowland Hogue, Robert L Goldenberg, Donald J Dudley, Michael W Varner, Deborah L Conway, George R Saade, Robert M Silver
BACKGROUND: The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network previously demonstrated an association between stillbirth and maternal marijuana use as defined by the presence of tetrahydrocannabinol in the umbilical cord homogenate. However, the relationship between marijuana use and perinatal complications in live births is uncertain. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to examine if maternal marijuana use is associated with increased odds of adverse pregnancy outcomes and neonatal morbidity among live-born controls in the Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network cohort...
May 31, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576299/effects-of-donor-breastmilk-feeding-on-growth-and-early-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-in-preterm-infants-an-observational-study
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Laura S Madore, Samudragupta Bora, Carmina Erdei, Tina Jumani, Allison R Dengos, Sarbattama Sen
PURPOSE: Donor breastmilk (DBM) has gained popularity as an alternative to formula when mother's own milk (MOM) is unavailable. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of a predominantly DBM diet on growth and subsequent neurodevelopment in preterm infants at a level 3 neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). METHODS: This single-center, observational cohort study compared data from preterm infants supplemented with predominantly (>50%) DBM to those from age- and weight-matched infants fed only MOM or supplemented with predominantly (>50%) preterm formula (PF)...
May 30, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549983/the-effect-of-omega-3-supplementation-on-pregnancy-outcomes-by-smoking-status
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Spencer G Kuper, Adi R Abramovici, Victoria C Jauk, Lorie M Harper, Joseph R Biggio, Alan T Tita
BACKGROUND: Smoking during pregnancy is associated with adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes such as preterm delivery, intrauterine growth restriction, stillbirth, and low birth weight. Because smoking causes oxidative stress, some have suggested using antioxidants to counteract the effects of oxidative stress. Smokers have lower serum levels of omega-3 fatty acids, an important antioxidant, and thus, investigating whether omega-3 supplementation in smokers reduces adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes represents an important area of research...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542659/-digestive-and-kidney-complications-by-indomethacin-and-ibuprofen-in-extreme-preterm-infants-with-patent-ductus-arteriosus
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Rodrigo Salas, Pablo Lavín, Yohanna Rincón, Juan Miranda, María López
The symptomatic patent ductus arteriosus (sPDA) is common in extremely premature infants (EPI). In order to decrease the hemodynamic repercussion and avoid complications it is necessary to close it. Indomethacin or ibuprofen are used for this purpose with its associated risks. OBJECTIVE: Characterize digestive and renal complications in EPI who received indomethacin or ibuprofen as sPDA treatment. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Retrospective study on EPI between January-2004 and December-2013...
April 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536048/cell-free-dna-inflammation-and-the-initiation-of%C3%A2-spontaneous-term-labor
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Christina A Herrera, Jay Stoerker, John Carlquist, Gregory J Stoddard, Marc Jackson, Sean Esplin, Nancy C Rose
BACKGROUND: Hypomethylated cell-free DNA from senescent placental trophoblasts may be involved in the activation of the inflammatory cascade to initiate labor. OBJECTIVE: To determine the changes in cell-free DNA concentrations, the methylation ratio, and inflammatory markers between women in labor at term vs women without labor. STUDY DESIGN: In this prospective cohort study, eligible participants carried a nonanomalous singleton fetus. Women with major medical comorbidity, preterm labor, progesterone use, aneuploidy, infectious disease, vaginal bleeding, abdominal trauma, or invasive procedures during the pregnancy were excluded...
May 20, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528802/symptomatic-dengue-infection-during-pregnancy-and-livebirth-outcomes-in-brazil-2007-13-a-retrospective-observational-cohort-study
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Laura B Nascimento, Cláudio M Siqueira, Giovanini E Coelho, João B Siqueira
BACKGROUND: Dengue is a major public health challenge in Brazil. We assessed the relationship between symptomatic dengue infection during pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes in the country between 2007 and 2013. METHODS: We did a retrospective observational cohort study using information reported in the Brazilian national reportable disease information system (SINAN) and the livebirth information system (SINASC) databases. We probabilistically linked confirmed dengue-positive and dengue-negative pregnancies with live childbirths using Fine-Grained Record Integration and Linkage (FRIL) software...
May 18, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526452/gestational-age-at-initiation-of-17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone-caproate-and-recurrent-preterm-birth
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Angela Ning, Catherine J Vladutiu, Sarah K Dotters-Katz, William H Goodnight, Tracy A Manuck
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth (PTB) is the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality in non-anomalous neonates in the US. Women with a previous early spontaneous PTB are at highest risk for recurrence. Weekly intramuscular 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-OHPC) reduces the risk of recurrent prematurity. Though current guidelines recommend 17-OHPC initiation between 16-20 weeks', in clinical practice, 17-OHPC is started across a spectrum of gestational ages. OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between the gestational age at 17-OHPC initiation and recurrent PTB among women a prior spontaneous PTB 16-28 weeks' gestation...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522317/the-association-among-cytochrome-p450-3a-progesterone-receptor-polymorphisms-plasma-17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone-caproate-concentrations-and-spontaneous-preterm-birth
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Martha L Bustos, Steve N Caritis, Kathleen A Jablonski, Uma M Reddy, Yoram Sorokin, John M Thorp, Michael W Varner, Ronald J Wapner, Jay D Iams, Marshall W Carpenter, Alan M Peaceman, Brian M Mercer, Anthony Sciscione, Dwight J Rouse, Susan M Ramin
BACKGROUND: Infants born <37 weeks' gestation are of public health concern since complications associated with preterm birth are the leading cause of mortality in children <5 years of age and a major cause of morbidity and lifelong disability. The administration of 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate reduces preterm birth by 33% in women with history of spontaneous preterm birth. We demonstrated previously that plasma concentrations of 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate vary widely among pregnant women and that women with 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate plasma concentrations in the lowest quartile had spontaneous preterm birth rates of 40% vs rates of 25% in those women with higher concentrations...
May 15, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520902/early-acquisition-of-pneumocystis-jirovecii-colonization-and-potential-association-with-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-preterm-newborn-infants
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Pilar Rojas, Vicente Friaza, Elisa Garcia, Carmen de la Horra, Sergio L Vargas, Enrique J Calderón, Antonio Pavón
Background: Pneumocystis pneumonia is a well-recognized lung disease of premature and malnourished babies. Even though, serologic studies have shown that children are exposed to Pneumocystis jirovecii early in life the epidemiology of human P. jirovecii infection and the host-microorganism relationship in infancy remain poorly understood. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of P. jirovecii colonization in preterm infants and its possible association with medical complications...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
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